Month

January 2018

Ep 185: It’s never too late to become the person you were meant to be with special guest Frank Romano

We chat to Frank Romano, who transitioned from a successful career in the corporate world when he finally gave in to his side passion for photography. For the past two years, Frank has totally immersed himself in his newfound passion. He conservatively estimates spending more than 3,500 hours studying, learning and developing his skills and claims that he is only just beginning to develop his competencies as a photographer. And like everything else he commits to in life he won’t stop until he reaches his goal of becoming a true professional at his craft. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process.   Click play to listen...

How to remove a colour cast in an image using Photoshop

Colour casts can be caused by light bouncing off a coloured wall nearby and reflecting onto the skin. They can be hard to notice during a shoot but can be easily removed in Photoshop.

How to get accurate white balance using a grey card or a Expodisc

Getting the correct White Balance in your photographs is a gamechanger to the look and feel of an image.

Cameras take good images, photographers make great images

Above: Image, Gina Milicia Digital technology has revolutionised photography in the same way that instant cake mix revolutionised the baking industry. Before the invention of instant cake mix, baking was a tedious and messy task that required science and knowledge and skill. The great bakers used secret recipes handed down from generation to generation to create the perfect sponge. The instant cake mix took all the guesswork out of baking. Simply add water, mix, bake, enjoy! Suddenly anyone with an oven, a bowl and water was able to create the perfect sponge. Today’s digital cameras are the instant cake mix of the photography industry. Inside every camera are all the ingredients necessary for a good photo. Just point and shoot. Your camera will add flash if the image needs it, work out the best shutter speed focus, and even process the shot in whatever style you like. This is great,...

Ep 184: Documentary style portrait photography with special guest Rowena Meadows

We chat to documentary-style photographer Rowena Meadows. She loves photographing mess, chaos, joy, connection, togetherness, and  the frustrations of parenthood. She says that her work focuses on finding the astounding beauty of the ordinary. A former psychologist, Rowena is now an award-winning photographer who has placed second in 2017’s Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers (documentary), first place in the International Documentary Family Awards (humour category), and second place Australian photography awards (documentary). Rowena is primarily a self taught photographer based in Melbourne. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process.   Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use...

Ep 183: How to transition from day job to multi-award winning photographer with special guest Natalie Ord

From ecologist to award-winning photographer. We chat to emerging photographer Natalie Ord about her journey from turning her pastime into a profession that has seen her win some of the most prestigious photography awards in the country, as well as the road to her first solo exhibition. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process.   Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes   Nat Ord is an award-winning photographer who specialises in portrait, fine art and commercial photography. Nat is...

Three things that have inspired me this month

Above: Image by Gina Milicia Armchair travel With three hours of light each day, brutal winter storms and freezing temperatures, Iceland is far from the ideal surf trip. However, this didn’t stop photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland from rounding up a crew of surfers to seek out unknown waves in the island’s remote north… all during the worst storm to hit Iceland’s shores in 25 years. Check out “Under An Arctic Sky”. Book Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson I’m LOVING every minute of this book. The chapter where Isaacson describes the way that Leonardo poses his figures is a must read (or listen if you prefer the audio version) for any photographer or painter. This video is brilliant! For more than 20 years, Christian Moullec has been guiding migrating flocks of vulnerable bird species with his microlight aircraft. (Via National Geographic)

How to easily change the colour of clothing in Photoshop

Changing the colour of clothing in an image is easier than you think with this Photoshop technique.

“No risk, no reward.”

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali Risk noun A situation involving exposure to danger. verb Expose (someone or something valued) to danger, harm, or loss. By definition, the word “risk” means there is an uncertainty of outcome and the possibility of danger harm or loss. There are various degrees of risk or loss depending on the activity. As children, we are taught to minimise risk to keep us safe. Look both ways before you cross the street so you won’t get hit by a bus. Don’t talk to boys until you are 25 (hands up who was raised by a Sicilian mother). Risky behavior isn’t limited to physical harm. It can also cause emotional or financial damage, and by damage,I mean pain, so it’s understandable that we grow up trying to minimise painful experiences....

Ep 182: Photo project ideas to kick off the new year.

This is a great time to start a personal photo project. These projects or challenges are a wonderful way to boost your creative output, help you gain new insight into photography and connect with other people. Projects suit photographers at all levels – whether you want to shoot “a day in the life” or a theme/topic for the whole year. Gina and Valerie discuss heaps of ideas to hope you find one just for you. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process.   Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed...
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